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Grand View Lodge: The Brainerd Lakes Getaway of Generations

Known for its thousands of crystal clear lakes, rivers and streams amidst the kelly green forests, the Brainerd Lakes area is a travel destination for all. And the Grand View Lodge Golf Resort & Spa in Nisswa, Minnesota, with its incredible accommodations, 2,500 feet of sandy beach on Gull Lake, two championship golf courses, seven dining venues, a world-class spa and endless activities, is a premier Midwest destination.

At Grand View Lodge, generations of guests have enjoyed life-enriching activities that focus on spending time in nature, reconnecting to self and others, and simply having fun. There is an extensive amount of activities offered all four seasons – from the Kid’s Club and Adventure Club to the special team-building activities for groups or family reunions. Guests can enjoy Paddleboard yoga, mountain biking, watersports, dog sledding, ice fishing, and so much more – depending on the season. The 110-foot waterslide and pool is also a year-round attraction for guests of all ages.

The lodge’s location on Gull Lake – one of the state’s top 10 walleye lakes – coupled with lakeside dining and nightlife offerings makes exquisite wine and cuisine a huge draw. With seven dining venues (three year-round), guests can experience a variety of culinary options and atmospheres ranging from casual to intimate. Cru Restaurant and Wine Bar features a vast cellar of over 2,000 bottles of worldly wines and offers over 20 wines by the glass. The Lodge Dining Room reflects the historic and rustic integrity of Grand View Lodge and the menu features "Classics to Comforts.” For a more laid-back setting, the Northwoods Pub provides a relaxing family-friendly atmosphere to mingle, enjoy cocktails and take in live entertainment.

Grand View Lodge is the only resort in Minnesota to be ranked in the “Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World 2012” by Condé Nast Traveler. The resort offers an all-inclusive resort golf experience, whether it’s a golf package, golf vacation, and daily golf or just to say you played at one of the best Minnesota golf courses. The Pines, named “75 Best Golf Resorts in North America” by Golf Digest, or The Preserve, named “2012 Best Courses You Can Play in Minnesota” by Golfweek Magazine will remind you why you fell in love with the game.

The world-renowned Glacial Waters Spa offers a wide variety of 50+ unique services, including Ashiatsu Massage, Vichy Shower and other distinctive monthly/seasonal treatments. With Minnesota’s rich history and restorative effects of freshwater, Grand View Lodge’s spa experience will awaken and gently calm the mind, body, and spirit.

“What separates Grand View Lodge from the competition is first and foremost our service! We consider ourselves a four-star resort with 5-star service. Our employees love to work here. That translates directly over to the guest.” Given Grand View’s combination of location, amenities, and attentive customer service, there’s no wonder why the resort has been voted the Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune's “2012 Best Resort for Families in Minnesota.”

The story of Grand View Lodge is hallmarked by entrepreneurship, family legacy and dedication to Minnesota’s natural beauty. Owned and operated by the Cote family, its roots grow deep in the history of the Brainerd Lakes area. Selected in 1979 for the National Registry of Historic Places, Grand View Lodge’s Main Lodge offers one of the most well preserved examples of early resort log construction in existence today.